Monday, August 22, 2022

Discovery Lays Off Top OWN Execs

Two years ago media mogul Oprah Winfrey sold her majority state in the OWN Network to the Discovery Channel [click here if you missed that]. 

Now the Discovery channel is cleaning house...

From Variety  
Warner Bros. Discovery has let go of four top executives, including Karen Grant-Selma and Jennifer Giddens, at the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Variety has learned exclusively.
Grant-Selma serves as general counsel for the network, while Giddens is chief marketing officer.
Additionally, Nicole Nichols, OWN’s executive vice president of communications, is exiting her role at the network. She also heads communication for Harpo Productions, Winfrey’s production company, and serves as Winfrey’s personal representative. She will now transition into focusing on these roles full-time.
MaryBeth Cunin, head of programming and scheduling for OWN, is also on her way out.
The news adds to a long string of high-profile exits since David Zaslav took over as the CEO of a post-merger WBD.